Twenty-three: Just beginning to live life.
I may look like I’ve always known what I wanted to do with my life, but I didn’t. Up until last year I felt lost, and I was mad at myself for not knowing what direction I wanted to head in. At twenty-three, I became drawn to nursing. When I was unsure of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, my father would continually express his unhappiness. I started to feel bad and get down on myself for not becoming what my father had always wanted. I soon realized that you can’t live your life to make other people happy, you need to make yourself happy above all else. When I came to the realization that I would never truly be happy living the way my father wanted me to, I felt free. All of a sudden this giant burden was lifted off my shoulders, and realized I could finally begin to live my life; my way. Before I took charge of my education, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. The only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted it to be my choice. For some reason at twenty-three it all clicked one day, and I realized my true calling; nursing. I went to college in Maryland and had obtained a business degree, and yet I felt like I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve changed my course of study, and I couldn’t be happier. Now I am living my life my way, and it feels amazing.